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Revealing is in this prom season. Photo: Dressnetwork.com

Where's Molly Ringwald when you need her?

We'd take a butchered pink polka-dot sack any day over the latest trend to hit the prom-dress circuit: "slutty chic."

Yep -- there's a new oxymoron to describe the morons who think they can get by the principal on prom night while wearing sequined dental floss, the New York Post reports.

According to the paper, "cleavage-revealing frocks, belly-button-baring gowns, and dresses made of barely enough fabric to make a washcloth" are all the rage this prom season. Ta-ta, taffeta!

Dressing like an extra from MTV's "Jersey Shore" is apparently the look du jour, with skimpy, leopard-print gowns reportedly flying off the shelves.

"Bare looks are very much in this season," Macy's Fashion Director Adam Moon tells StyleList. "However, it needs to be interpreted in a proper Junior manner."

"For prom this year, girls want short and poufy, or long, tight-fitting, with everything cut out -- the sides are gone, the back is gone, the front is basically gone," Nathan Vaknin of Brooklyn's Fiesta Ladies Fashion told the Post.

"Personally, I think it's too much, but we sell whatever puts money in our pocket.

"The parents might say no at first, but I don't think anyone can convince these girls to get a dress besides the one they really want."

Ugh. Sounds like a bad episode of "My Super Sweet 16."

Educators reportedly claim they'll be vigilant about keeping prom goers concealed.

"I check all of the dresses to make sure their body parts are covered," Principal Lisa Maffei-Fuentes of Christopher Columbus High in the Bronx, NY, told the paper. "They're not allowed to wear anything where their breasts are exposed. It can't be very short, and their rear ends can't be exposed."

Oh, and girls -- don't forget to loosen the straps on your clear mile-high heels. How else is Prince Charming Justin Bieber supposed to track you down after midnight?

Meanwhile, check out Jennifer Aniston's salmon pink evening gown.